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|Still not sure how this business is worth £60m+ (even in a recovery phase). It feels like you are paying up for profits which may never materialise again... Even if it becomes cash positive, when will shareholders see REAL earnings?
Can anyone enlighten me?|
|Nice update this morning, surprised the market didn't see it coming!!
update from Singers:
update from Panmure:
|Nice to see that this focused POC play is now yielding the benefits, with trading materially higher than budget and in excess of market forecasts.|
Buffet made one of the biggest losses in his company's history US$444m, when he sold however many he did.had he done so today, he would have lost a great deal more. Morningstar data is not listing his company as a major holder today.|
|Buffet selling Tesco was his mistake: it's a turnaround situation now coming good. The 10%+ rise today is a good sign, to say the least. EKF, I agree, is a buy and hold for future returns; and the current price is a good entry point, IMHO.|
|Az. Sure. And Tesco is a case in point. Lots of people got a surprise when some of their hidden accounting practises came to light. It took a whistle blower to point them out. I'm just trying to point out that headline numbers when expressed in certain ways can be deceiving. The track record so far for EKF is not great despite much promise. Now they are meant to be on firmer ground with a clear sight of the goals (if not the end of the tunnel) but there is a notable absence of activity in the share price going north, or newsflow come to that, to underline these favourable expectations.|
|For all Buffets skills, he admitted making a mistake investing in Tesco and sold at a loss. No one, not even the Sage gets it right all the time.|
|Buffet might not get to actually invest in companies if some investors did not back the companies that might go on be the types he then invests in.
EKF is a pure POC testing play now which should yield much improvement. It will probably never meet Buffets investment criteria............as it will likely be bought out long before that!|
|I'm no accountant but i posted the Buffet comments here because EKF always bangs on about EBITDA figures and its's a lesson for us all. Google defines "Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a measure of a company's operating performance. Essentially, it's a way to evaluate a company's performance without having to factor in financing decisions, accounting decisions or tax environments"
If you're borrowing money you have to pay interest, if you're making profits you have to pay tax. If you're investing in R&D or plant and machinery (german production) then you will have to treat those investments with Depreciation and Amortization. EKF is doing all this in spades, You can be posting lovely EBITDA figures year on year but these other factors can screw you up. BEWARE|
|So, which statistic/s can one trust, Ptx profits, revenues; if these are reported to have risen, would that not mean Eps must have also risen?|
|"EKF’s interims show its recovery is gathering pace. The business has returned to growth and margins are improving as a result of the actions taken by management. The outlook is positive (management again guiding towards the top end of its £3.5-4.0m target) and we see upside potential to our forecasts, which we prudently leave unchanged for now."
Broker update from Singers on Research Tree|
|back on track?|
|the early indications from these first half results provides us with confidence in hitting the higher end of our performance targets for 2016 and delivering further growth of the business in 2017."|
|See my posts on Lse this am.|
|Can anyone post a quick synopsis of the shares article? I'm too mean to subscribe!!
Best regards SBP|
|Results expected to be at top end of projections, reasonable opportunity of being acquired here also.Definitely a hold for 20p+ imo. Good luck all for Monday.|
|Results Monday. May get a spike then. What do you think? Worth holding? Looking at the buys yes... Upside more than down. Imo. See what price it is at 4.|
|And there she blows. Ask just risen 6%. Looks like MM run out of stock - if we get any more buying volume this could start to really motor IMO|
|They are going to struggle to keep a cap on 16p. Been relentless buying past few days|
|Look at the buys!!|
|Just read shs mag great story expect a good report next week|
|Tipped as a buy within this weeks Shares Magazine. This does look a good entry point prior to next interim results next week for any new holders.|
|Andrew, EKF has made good progress in stabilising the business, but suspect this is more of a bottom drawer share, tuck them away for two or three years and see what happens. I've held them in the past and lost money, bought back a smaller amount recently and will hold for a few years.
They are focusing on what I bought them for originally, now they don't have the expensive (very expensive!) distractions of Selah etc I'm happy to wait for a year or two.|